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Funeral service options

For many, choosing a funeral director is a new experience and the options may seem confusing, particularly while coping with loss.

Below is a simple guide to the most common funeral services that we offer, along with 5 important things to consider when making your choice.

Full Traditional Funeral

The most utilized choice by our families; this service option will give you everything you need for a full, memorable goodbye, including:

  • A minister or life celebrant/humanist

  • Your choice of crematoria including the date and time (does not include weekends or bank holidays)

  • A Funeral Vehicle that you can follow from an address of your choice to the crematorium. Limousines are also available.

  • The doctors fees and all arrangements completed on your behalf

  • The use of our chapel of rest for as long and as frequently as you require

  • Our professional services

  • A choice of coffin (more information at time of arrangement)

Attended Simple Service

This service option is suited to families who wish to take more control over costs, allowing us to save you, even more so, from those traditionally expensive funeral bills. If you select this service, you can expect:

  • A minister or life celebrant/humanist

  • Your choice of crematoria at an early time (9am or 9.30am)

  • Funeral Vehicle directly to the crematorium

  • The doctors fees and all arrangements completed on your behalf

  • The use of our chapel of rest for as long and as frequently as you require

  • Our professional services

  • A simple, yet beautiful coffin

Unattended Funeral
(Direct Cremation)

A Direct Cremation is an unattended, low-cost cremation service. This is becoming a very popular service option which alleviates the often unnecessarily high funeral costs, allowing you to celebrate their life in your own time with 'Your Goodbye, Your Way.'

Planning Ahead of Time

Our pre-paid plans are designed to make things simpler and more cost efficient when planning for the future.

Pre-paid funerals are a way of allowing your family to understand what your final wishes are and to enable you to secure the cost of the service before the time comes. 

To find out more about our plans and our plan providers 'Open Prepaid Funerals'

Cremation Guidance

With the flexibility, lower cost and accessibility, cremation services are now, and have been for some time, the more common choice of funeral in the UK.


The cremation caters for most religious and non-religious beliefs and requirements, and cover a variety of service options.

Burial Guidance

With burials still remaining a popular choice for many religions, within family traditions or even just for personal preference, we at Haynan are here to guide you through the often complicated process of arranging this. 

5 Key Considerations When Selecting A Funeral Director

Recommendations and Reviews


A great starting point to check with family, friends or faith leaders for a company that they have had good experience with, or read the reviews of other clients.  Hayan’s reviews can be viewed on both Google and Funeral Guide.



While there are many crematoria and cemeteries across the UK, check funeral directors in your local area first, to avoid unnecessary cost and time in transport. Haynan Funeral Service are based in Gravesend so are particularly well placed to serve Dartford, Gillingham, and Chatham; and cover all of Kent, Sussex, Essex, and London.  Direct Cremations are the exception to the rule – Haynan provide these anywhere in mainland England and Wales.


Most funeral directors sell a service to the family, then start adding 'disbursements' and extras.  We offer our services at an all-inclusive price.  This is a core principle at Haynan – we believe that funeral director pricing should be clear and simple, reducing the potential of added stress at a difficult time.

Covid Considerations


Apart from government restrictions on the number of persons able to attend a funeral, your funeral director should be able to give you a wide range of options like they would have done pre-pandemic. Be wary of companies citing long lead-times and limited availability at crematoriums as an excuse for poor service – as outlined on the latest Coronavirus update on The National Death Centre website.



Does your chosen funeral director offer a range of services, including direct cremation (simplest option) through to full traditional funeral and burial? Can they explain options such as natural woodland burial, and how your service can be adapted to reflect your personal wishes?  Or do they try to restrict options, or recommend an option based on what is easiest for them as a funeral director, rather than your own personal preference?

Help & Advice

There are a number of practical things that you need to do, along with the funeral arrangements themselves.  We will make it as clear and easy for you as we can.

Arrange a Funeral with Us

We have made arranging a funeral with us simple and transparent, with no hidden charges. To book or enquire now, choose which service you may require and give us a call or email when you are ready.